This Week in Canadian Religion 2018-05-20

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Kathryn Chan writes in an article published in the Canadian Bar Review that the “institutional turn” in religious freedom litigation we have seen in Europe and the United States is now apparent in Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada is scheduled hear three religious freedom cases in the … Continue reading

This Week in Canadian Politics 2018-05-20

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “How easy would it be for the Russians to interfere in Canadian elections? It would be very easy. All they’d have to do is follow the path well-heeled United States interests have used to land-lock Alberta’s oil. Vivian Krause has been following the money trail to understand how … Continue reading

This Week in Canadian Science 2018-05-13

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Thousands of children descended on the University of Manitoba’s campus Saturday to muck up their hands and feet creating art, while learning about science and engineering. At 50 interactive stations, the annual Science Rendezvous festival in Winnipeg aimed to show kids how science overlaps with all aspects of … Continue reading

This Week in Canadian Religion 2018-05-13

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “OTTAWA — Canada’s former religious freedom ambassador says the Trudeau government is displaying “totalitarian” tendencies with its controversial changes to the student summer jobs program. Andrew Bennett, who until 2015 was Canada’s only envoy devoted exclusively to religious freedom abroad, used the label repeatedly in an interview … Continue reading

This Week in Canadian Religion 2018-05-06

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  “We’ve talked a lot lately about what Albertans think, as part of our polling series for The Road Ahead project. We’ve heard how voters, at this point in time, heavily favour the United Conservative Party over the governing NDP. We’ve also heard how their views on the leader of each party don’t necessarily … Continue reading

Free Hearts, Free Minds GoFundMe

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen A new organization has been founded by the Canadian former or ex-Muslim Yasmine Mohammed. Mohammed is an ex-Muslim activist, author, instructor, and podcaster. She wrote From Al Qaeda to Atheism. In early life, Mohammed was beaten because of a failure to memorize the Quran at times. Then she … Continue reading

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